Courses

PHY ED 1124 Principles & Practice In 1St Aid & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: 1 semester hour

The course provides theory and supervised practice in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation leading to American Red Cross certification in those areas.

PHY ED 2134 Personal Physical Fitness: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A study of the relationship between vigorous physical activity and individual well-being. Emphasis will be placed on an individualized analysis of health fitness, resulting in a prescribed program to develop optimal levels of physical fitness, including aerobic fitness, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and lifetime sports considerations.

PHY ED 3204 Special Topics in Physical Education: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports, field study or research.

PHY ED 3261 Physical Activity for the Exceptional Learner: 2 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPEC ED 3311 and TCH ED 3313. A study of the special physical activity and exercise needs, interests, and problems of the exceptional learner, with considerable emphasis on the development of methods and competencies, in modifying physical activities.

PHY ED 3282 Physical Growth and Motor Development: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: PSYCH 2270 and PHY ED 3465. An examination of the physical growth and aging, and motor development of the human being over the life span. Emphasis on evaluative tools, techniques and studies of research findings. Laboratory field experience for observing individuals. Attention Is directed toward acquisition of basic skills, perceptual-motor development, fitness development, and age-related changes in information processing. A Required course for Physical Education majors; an elective course for early childhood, special, and Elementary Education majors.

PHY ED 3283 Kinesiology: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: HLTH PE 3280 and math proficiency. Study of the biomechanics of human motion with particular application to performance in sport activities.

PHY ED 3287 Seminar in Exercise Science: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: HLTH PE 3284 or consent of instructor. Study of current topics in the research and practice of exercise science, especially those required for certifications in the field. An emphasis will be placed on application of research to professional situations. Some field experience may be required. May be repeated as long as the topic is different for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

PHY ED 3330 Designing Physical Activity Programs: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: HLTH PE 3284 or consent of instructor. Designing physical activity regimes for individualized and group programming based upon physical fitness assessment. Health, nutrition, age, physical fitness, and testing aspects are considered in developing specialized exercise programming based upon current research and best practices.

PHY ED 3422 Teaching of Skills: Grades Pk-4: 4 semester hours

Prerequisites: Completion of 15 hours of level II courses. Study of developmental movement activities and appropriate learning experiences found in PK-4 grade level programs, with emphasis on developmental sequencing and the design of appropriate learning activities, materials, and effective pedagogical skills.

PHY ED 3423 Teaching of Skills: Grades 5-9: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Completion of 15 hours of Level II courses. Study of sports and physical activities commonly found in the curriculum for grades 5-9, with emphasis on critical cues analysis, developmental sequencing, and the design of appropriate learning activities, materials, and pedagogical skills.

PHY ED 3424 Teaching of Skills: Grades 9-12: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Completion of 15 hours of Level II courses. Study of sport and physical activities predominately found in physical education programs at these grade levels, with emphasis given to critical cue analysis, developmental sequencing, and the design of appropriate learning activities, materials, and pedagogical skills.

PHY ED 3425 Teaching Skills: Movement, Dance, and Rhythms: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Completion of 15 credit hours of Level II courses. Study of movement analysis and techniques of teaching fundamental movement skills, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and dance forms commonly taught in school settings. Emphasis will be given to developmental sequencing and the design of appropriate learning activities, materials, and pedagogical skills.

PHY ED 3468 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Physical Education: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: PHY ED 101 or TCH ED 3213. Study of the scope and sequence of the school program in physical education with emphasis on planning processes, content selection, management procedures, instructional strategies, and program assessment.

PHY ED 3931 Adult Exercise Leadership: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: HLTH PE 3284 or equivalent. Study of the roles, functions, and skills necessary for those entering careers that promote fitness and regular exercise in adults.

PHY ED 5380 Nutrition for Human Performance: 3 semester hours

A study of human nutrition and its relationship to human performance. Consideration is given to nutrients - function, food source, health concerns and implications energy intake and expenditure; special considerations - body composition including weight gain and loss ergogenic aides competitive athletes, older adults, children and teens, pregnant women, disease risk, fluid and electrolyte balance, and specific sport activities.

PHY ED 6462 The Physical Education Curriculum: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A study of current practices, problems, trends and research involved in the analysis and development of the physical education curriculum.

PHY ED 6478 Problems and Research in Physical Education: 3 semester hours

A study of potential research problems and research processes in specific physical education subdisciplines. A research project will be completed in the student's physical education subdiscipline interest area.

PHY ED 6497 Problems: 1-10 semester hours

Selected problems to meet the needs of individual students.

PHY ED 7492 Directed Readings in Curriculum and Instruction: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, one graduate course in Curriculum and Instruction, and permission of the instructor. Independent study into the current research, literature, and issues in the areas of physical education curriculum and instruction.

PHY ED 7494 Directed Readings in Motor Behavior: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, one graduate course in motor behavior, and permission of the instructor. Independent study into the current research, literature, and issues in the area of motor behavior.